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Library Services & Operations for Fall Term
Curbside Book Service
Video Tutorials
Class Support
New E-Resources
Lamont Poet Ilya Kaminsky
Displays & Exhibits

Library Services & Operations this Fall

To keep everyone safe and healthy this fall, the building and in-person services are open and available to current students, faculty and staff only. Building hours are Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 9:30pm, Friday 7:30am – 7:00pm, Saturday closed, and Sunday 12 noon – 6:00pm. You can also reach us online via chat, text, and email during these times.

Here is how the Library will operate during the Fall 2020 term:
  • All faculty, students, and staff are welcome to use the ground floor and floor 1.
  • The Learning Center and Mr. Nydick’s office are located on floor 1M.
  • Floors 2 – 3M are reserved for designated day student study.
  • Our stacks are closed for browsing, so try out our new curbside book service. Please note that this service is available to current students, faculty and staff only.

Curbside Book Service

Watch the how-to video below or follow these steps for using our contactless curbside book service. 
Step 1: Use the Library Catalog to search for books. When you find a book you'd like to request, click on the book title link.

Step 2: Use the "Hold for Pickup" button to request the book. You'll be prompted to sign in with your PEA login.  On the Submit a Place Hold Request page, click on "Submit" button.

Step 3: Once you get an email notification with the due dates of the books you requested, they will be available for pickup in Rockefeller Hall (floor 1).  These items will already be checked out to you; you do not need to bring them to the circulation desk.

When you are finished with a book, you may return it to the drop box or circulation desk. Books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the stacks.

Class Support

Library Resources:  All of the book stacks are closed to browsing.  Students and faculty in need of books for classes or research projects are encouraged to use the contactless curbside book service (see above for a how-to).  The Library will continue to purchase ebooks for student research, if the book cannot be found in or another free online resource.  The Library may be able to “gift” a print copy of the resource to students studying remotely, if an electronic copy is not available. 

Reserves:  In following COVID safety guidelines, the Library will not be able to use the 2-hour reserve system for library projects.  Each time an item is returned, it must remain in quarantine for 72 hours before it can be checked in and returned to the shelf.  Please contact us to discuss how we might come up with a possible alternative to support your classes with their research projects.

Research guides:  The Library has continued work throughout the summer in updating and adding research guides to support fall term classes working on research projects or with specific texts.  All of the fall term History research guides have been revised to include additional tabs for “Resources for Remote Learning.” The Music Library guide has been updated to reflect fall term services and operations. New English class libguides have been added to provide easy access to resources related to texts like Hamlet or Beyond Katrina. Please contact us if you would like to request a new research guide for your course or class project.

Library instruction:  In place of in-person library instruction, teachers can contact Reference & Instruction Librarian Kate Lennon-Walker about Librarians visiting a class via Zoom. Teachers can also draw from the new suite of Library Video Tutorials or request a new topic for a video to use for class research support. 

Interlibrary Loan: At this time most Interlibrary Loan services are suspended. Many libraries have not resumed shipping books due to required quarantine time for items coming into libraries. Electronic requests for journal articles have also had a much longer than usual turn-around time. The Library does not recommend students use interlibrary loan for research this term.

Fall Displays & Exhibits

Look for these in-person and virtual library displays and exhibits this fall.

Campus Life
This photography exhibit located in the Library entrance features Phillips Exeter Academy students from the 1940s-1990s. It explores campus life through snapshots of first experiences, capturing these moments through a series of events and activities all around campus.

Hispanic/Latinx American Heritage Month (Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th) 
Follow our blog, Instagram and/or Facebook accounts for suggested books and films

Coeducation at PEA (upcoming)
Four student curators Avery Napier, Christina Xiao, Felix Yeung, and Valentina Zhang, will be working with Ms. Lawhorn, Head of Archives & Special Collections and Ms. Rohloff, Reference & Outreach Librarian throughout the year on a virtual exhibit.  Stay tuned as the students takeover the Library's Instagram or other social media tools to explore the then and now of coeducation at Exeter.

Video Tutorials

To support remote learning and students across a variety of time zones, the Library has created a suite of Library Video Tutorials to help students, faculty and staff learn more about the Library's research tools.

Students can access the tutorials using the Library Resources link in their Canvas course pages or view them directly on the Library Video Tutorials page.

Watch the videos to learn how-to search for print and e-books, request books for curbside pickup, search The Exonian online, use the PEA Music Library and effectively use secondary sources for research. We will continue to add tutorials on additional topics throughout the year. 

New E-Resources

These new E-Resources below as well as our other databases and online collections are accessible through our E-resources page.  A PEA login is required for off-campus access.
KANOPY is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions. Kanopy works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer award-winning collections including titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more. Once entering your PEA credentials, first time users will need to log into Kanopy using the “Login to Exeter” button.
Username: exeter (all lowercase)   Password: access

SWANK K-12 STREAMING is a collection of 200 feature films, documentaries, and foreign films.  Swank allows you to search their entire catalog of films and request additional titles not in our existing collection. Swank is for in-class (remote or in-person) use only.  Interested teachers should contact the Library for faculty and student login information.

THEATRE PERFORMANCE & DESIGN brings together Alexander Street’s premiere collections of video performances and audio dramas. This resource contains the full collections of The Broadway HD Collection, National Theatre Collection, The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection and more.  In addition to the video and audio content, it also provides access to primary and secondary design resources including images, articles, monographs and more.

NAXOS SHEET MUSIC LIBRARY is a portable online sheet music resource. Users can search and download printable scores from a database of over 40,000 works from publishers such as Universal Edition, Josef Weinberger, Chanterelle, Oxford University Press, and many more. With a vast selection of chamber and solo pieces, NSML offers users the ability to view, listen to and print sheet music from the web.

Lamont Poet
Ilya Kaminsky

On October 14th & 15h, award-winning Lamont Poet Ilya Kaminsky will meet with students for a virtual reading and Q&A as part of Phillip Exeter Academy’s 2020-2021 Lamont Poetry Series.

Kaminsky is the author of Deaf Republic and Dancing In Odessa and co-editor and co-translator of many other books, including Ecco Anthology of International Poetry and Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva.

His work won The Los Angeles Times Book Award, The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The National Jewish Book Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, The Whiting Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, Lannan Fellowship, Academy of American Poets’ Fellowship, NEA Fellowship, Poetry magazine's Levinson Prize, and was also shortlisted for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Neustadt International Literature Prize, and T.S. Eliot Prize (UK).

Deaf Republic was The New York Times’ Notable Book for 2019, and was also named Best Book of 2019 by dozens of other publications. In 2019, Kaminsky was selected by BBC as “one of the 12 artists that changed the world.” Currently, he holds the Bourne Chair in Poetry at Georgia Institute of Technology and lives in Atlanta.
The Library's Anti-Racism Resources guide is a curated collection of books, articles, websites, podcasts, films and other sources to learn more about anti-racism teaching and learning. This guide is a work-in-progress and is not meant to be exhaustive.  Resources in this guide are limited to those available through the Library’s e-resources and other freely accessible resources.  

As a Library we will continue to look to add resources that have been vetted by experts in the work of anti-racism. We too are constantly learning and working to do better, so any suggestions for resources to add this this guide are welcome.  To suggest a resource to be added to this page please contact us.
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